The customer was searching for a reliable company to conduct a damp survey on their home in Oxford. The property was a victorian house that was constructed of six-inch solid brick walls, timber suspended floors, clay-tiled roof and rendered walls. Overall the property was well maintained but clearly needed some work done to renew the currently affected DPC.
Internally, 5 walls of the ground floor showed signs of rising damp and rotten skirting boards. We took moisture readings of all the affected walls and readings were averaging out at 90% indicating a faulty damp proof course, and the need for immediate treatment.
Our damp specialists suggested a cementitious tanking system to internal walls and a new damp proof injection is installed.
Incorrect Plaster: The walls had undergone works in the past that had utilised bonding plasters; such finishes can and will often absorb internal water vapour where condensation exists. Moisture readings were noted at higher levels on the wall here.
Our Treatment Recommendation:
Install a new chemical damp proof course, BBA approved tanking system, SIKA waterproof render and skim finish to the internal side of the walls up to 1.2 metres.
Inefficient Plaster: apply chemical damp proof course, waterproof render and skim finish to full height.
“Dear Advanced Damp
I would like to thank Sam & the team for an excellent job on my home and the care and attention they took on keeping everything clean and tidy. It was a very dusty job so I was really impressed that everything was left the way it started.
Thank you for the great communication. I will be recommending your services to friends and family.”